House things seem to be a practice of the past, but that doesn’t mean that doctors aren’t traveling anymore. Many physicians nowadays have BlackBerrys, but many have to carry a separate device to access clinical information, such as a drug and formulatory reference guide. Thanks to Epocrates Rx, docs can now get this information right on their BlackBerry.
In research studies, physicians have reported that Epocrates’ medical software reduces medical errors and saves time by enabling clinicians to look- up important drug information. The Epocrates Rx guide enables clinicians to access drug information for checking drug dosing, interactions, pricing or insurance coverage. The free drug reference guide can be conveniently installed over-the-air on to a BlackBerry smartphone, giving medical professionals the ability to receive clinical updates in real-time and make even more informed clinical decisions for their patients. “Today’s busy physicians want robust technology solutions that meet their mobile needs whether they are in the clinic, on-call or off-duty,” said Jeff McDowell, Vice President, Global Alliances at Research In Motion. “The industry-leading BlackBerry platform together with Epocrates’ trusted clinical content can provide medical professionals with enhanced access to information and communications for their practice or institution.”
It seems like every day a new application is developed for the BlackBerry that benefits the greater good. This is what we like: responsible use of a device that can be easily abused. Now, we wonder how long it will take for doctors to be able to issue prescriptions from BlackBerry to BlackBerry. [CNN Money]